A map of novelist Sinclair Lewis’s United States, including the imagined state of Winnemac which Lewis describes as “bounded by Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana” (the state appears as the shaded area on this map). Lewis’s archive has recently been fully organized and a detailed description is now available online: Sinclair Lewis Papers. For more information about the state, visit the Winnemac entry in Wikipedia.
From a series of photographs gathered by Langston Hughes of the Club Atenas in Havana, Cuba, 1931.
[More photos can be found in the Beinecke Digital Image database (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/). Search for the keywords “hughes cuba”.
[These calm, enigmatic scenes are also perfect to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of Room 26 – showing the type of curious intriguingly and beautiful material we look for in our collections.]
Images of flowers, from a set of lantern slides that accompanied the lecture, “My Life Among the Indians” given in 1941 by Walter McClintock. For more slides, search the Beinecke Digital Images database (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/) for the keywords “WA MSS S-1175 lantern”
small six-petaled flowers with wide leaves
Tufted white flowers with fern-like leaves
Sunflowers and white flowers
Blue flowers near rocks
Four-petaled white flower on tree branch [likely Dogwood]
Five-petaled pink flowers